Pentagon Program Succeeds in Matching Military Spouses With Jobs
Resources available through the program include education and training, career guidance and mentoring programs. In addition, more than 1.8 million jobs have been posted on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership’s career portal.“We’ve really made a lot of progress,” O’Grady said. “The White House had given us a goal of 50,000 military spouse hires by 2015, and I’m happy to say today that in 2014, we’re at more than 60,000.”

Pentagon Program Succeeds in Matching Military Spouses With Jobs

Resources available through the program include education and training, career guidance and mentoring programs. In addition, more than 1.8 million jobs have been posted on the Military Spouse Employment Partnership’s career portal.
“We’ve really made a lot of progress,” O’Grady said. “The White House had given us a goal of 50,000 military spouse hires by 2015, and I’m happy to say today that in 2014, we’re at more than 60,000.”

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Celebrating Three Years of #JoiningForces

Celebrating Three Years of #JoiningForces

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First Lady, Dr. Biden Seek Questions on ‘Joining Forces’

First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, are calling on Americans to submit questions via social media about “Joining Forces,” a national initiative they started three years ago that mobilizes all sectors of American society to support service members and their families.

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Financial Planning in Your Twenties and Thirties

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Financial planning is different at different stages of life. If you are nearing retirement, you are most likely focused on planning for a comfortable retirement. People far from retirement age often want to plan for multiple situations: immediate goals, like a car or vacation; foreseeable future events like children’s educations and home ownership; and later goals, like retirement. To ensure that you reach all your goals, it’s important to start early and follow a financial plan.

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Teaching Teens About Financial Responsibility

 

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With the current economic downturn, it is increasingly important that teenagers understand how to manage their money. Learning the basics of budgeting before moving out on their own is a necessary step toward ensuring that teens grow up to be financially responsible adults. Setting a good example for your teens to follow and a little parental involvement may be all it takes to transform naïve teens into budget-conscious adults.

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2013 Southeast Military Youth of the Year: Stephanie Nicole Ramer

Stephanie Nicole Ramer

2013 Southeast Military Youth of the Year

Moody Air Force Base Youth Center, Moody Air Force Base, Ga.

Change. Constant change. That is what being a military youth is all about. In fact, change is probably the only consistent thing in my life. Because my dad is in the military, I don’t know where my family will move next or when my father will be gone again. I don’t know if I will move far away from friends only months after meeting them. There are so many parts of my life that I cannot count on staying the same. However, that does not mean that my life is unbalanced. In order to cope with our uneven, ever-changing lifestyle my family has become stronger. The bonds that we have are unbreakable even when confronted with the toughest obstacles. Deployment and new homes only bring us closer together. Being a military youth means that I always have a strong family behind me. 

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Caregiver Peer-to-Peer Support Initiative

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To fulfill this need for caregiver support, the Department of Defense is rolling out a new Caregiver Peer-to-Peer Support Initiative. Currently, military and family life counselors provide face-to-face, confidential, non-medical counseling to service and family members, including caregivers. As part of the initiative, beginning in 2014, military and family life counselors at Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force installations with recovery care coordinators will organize and conduct voluntary peer-to-peer forums to provide confidential, non-medical counseling to caregivers. Military caregivers will help build the program by providing input on areas they would like to focus on such as mental wellness, managing stress and nutrition. More at http://bit.ly/1hCPj0h.

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Military Youth of the Year: Brianna Shephard

Brianna Shepherd

Southwest Military Youth of the Year

Holloman Air Force Base Youth & Teen Center, Alamogordo, N.M.

 The military youth center has been in my life since I was in the fourth grade. Over the years, I have grown to love all that it stands for. It has played a big part in my experiences as a child and young adult. The club is one of the few things that has always been here for me through some of the best and worst times. It has helped me through multiple military moves, provided me with friends, assisted me in becoming more involved in my community and provided me with some of the best experiences and opportunities.

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Memorandum from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for Month of the Military Child:For the tremendous contributions our military children make in support of the mission, it is my honor and pleasure to recognize the Month of April as the Month of the Military Child. There are over 1.7 million children that have one or both parents serving in our Armed Forces and they are well deserving of this recognition.In no small way, our military children contribute to the heroic accomplishments and sacrifices our military members make in defense of our Nation. They serve our country along with their parents by displaying incredible strength while their parents deploy into dangerous environments. They show great resilience and flexibility through multiple moves and relocations. Our military children understand the calling their parents have answered often results in missed birthdays, holidays, and other meaningful events. They persevere through these challenges and more, because they know the difference their parents are making for our Nation and this world.Although the love, support, and sacrifice of our military children should be celebrated every day, we especially do so during April. I invite our communities and people across our great Nation to join me in thinking and recognizing our military children.

Memorandum from Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel for Month of the Military Child:

For the tremendous contributions our military children make in support of the mission, it is my honor and pleasure to recognize the Month of April as the Month of the Military Child. There are over 1.7 million children that have one or both parents serving in our Armed Forces and they are well deserving of this recognition.

In no small way, our military children contribute to the heroic accomplishments and sacrifices our military members make in defense of our Nation. They serve our country along with their parents by displaying incredible strength while their parents deploy into dangerous environments. They show great resilience and flexibility through multiple moves and relocations. Our military children understand the calling their parents have answered often results in missed birthdays, holidays, and other meaningful events. They persevere through these challenges and more, because they know the difference their parents are making for our Nation and this world.

Although the love, support, and sacrifice of our military children should be celebrated every day, we especially do so during April. I invite our communities and people across our great Nation to join me in thinking and recognizing our military children.

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